How To Use The
PXT Select
Multi Candidate Report

Compare The Strengths and Weaknesses Of Your Candidates

About The Multi Candidate Report

This compares candidates to each other and the Performance Model.

Use the Multi-Candidate report to get an overview of how candidates compare to each other and the requirements of the job as specified in the Performance Model that has been created for the position.

This report aggregates several candidates into one document and shows the fit percentages for each candidate against the same position’s Performance Model. It reports on Thinking Style, Behavioral Traits, and Interests for all the candidates you choose to compare.

In most hiring decisions, different candidates will have different strengths and weakness so you can use the report to easily visualize these strengths and weaknesses.

How To Generate The
Multi Candidate Report

Once someone has completed the PXT Select and been scored, they don’t need to retake the assessment and there is no additional cost to include them in this (or any other) report.

How To Use The Report

A customized team report can be generated for each team member and the members of the team can be changed.

Review the summary on page 1

Page 1 will list all of the candidates included in the report ordered by highest Overall Fit score.

If candidates have the same initials, they will be issued a subscript number. This gives you a quick overview of how the candidates compare to the Performance Model.

Although Overall Fit is an important piece of information and gives you an indication of how well the candidate matches the performance model, it should never be used as the sole data point in deciding whether to hire someone.

We recommend the PXT Select results serve as no more than one-third of the overall decision to place a candidate. 

Review the comparison

Pages 2-4 show the candidates’ initials placed on each scale for easy comparison.

Initials can stack so you have the ability to compare many candidates at once.

Page 5 shows the top three Interests associated with the Performance Model in descending order, along with definitions of each. If it is also a top Interest for one of the candidates, that candidate’s initials will be listed to the right.

An explanation of distortion will also be mentioned on page 5 only if it was detected in any of the candidates’ results.

Use this as a way to compare the strengths and challenges of the candidates compared to each other and the Performance Model.

Think about the trade offs

In the end, the hiring decision is always yours and the multi candidate provides a way for you to compare candidates.

Think about the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate compared to your job and how each of these strengths and weakness will affect their performance if they are hired.

Keep in mind that sometimes none of your candidates is a good fit and additional interviews should be conducted. It is better to wait for the right candidate than to pick the best from what you have if there are significant potential problems that you are aware of.

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Because of the variety of factors involved in a successful hire, no assessment including the PXT Select, can accurately predict all hiring outcomes and should never be more than 30% of your hiring decision. Our testimonials are representative composite comments from many clients.